15 Photos: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

Thanks to funding through the Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program I have had the opportunity to pursue a long-held goal of mine to study in China. Living in Beijing has given me the chance to gain the language skills I need to pursue further research in Chinese history, while experiencing the nation’s civilization and culture first hand. Beyond this I’ve been lucky enough to travel around the country and meet some interesting people along the way. China is a fascinating and dynamic country, a dizzying blend of wealth and poverty, tradition and innovation, urban and rural life. There are many sides to China, and I’ve only begun to scratch the surface in my short time here. What else would one expect from a country that comprises nearly a fifth of the world’s population?

-Nick McGe
The Hall of Supreme Harmony, The Forbidden City, Beijing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


The Night Market in Wangfujing, Beijing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


A Lonely Section of Mutianyu Great Wall, Outside Beijing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


A Father and Daughter at the Palace Museum on National Day, Beijing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


Statues at 798 Art District, Beijing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


Detail of a Royal Eve at the Summer Palace, Beijing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


The Sun Just Beginning to Set Over Kunming Lake, Summer Palace, Beijing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


Worshiper at Yonghegong Lama Temple, Beijing. Photo Credit: N. Mcgee


A Bride Prepares for Wedding Photos in Front of the Italian Bridge, Tianjin. Photo Credit: N. McGee


Panda Enjoying Lunch at the Panda Breeding Centre, Chengdu, Sichuan. Photo Credit: N. McGee


Creatures of the Buddhist Underworld, Dazu Rock Carvings, Near Chongqing. Photo Credit: N. McGee


Sun and Moon Pagodas at Night, Guilin, Guangxi. Photo Credit: N. McGee


View from the Dragon Bridge, near Yangshuo, Guangxi. Photo Credit: N. McGee


The Ruins of St. Paul, Macau SAR. Photo Credit: N. McGee


Chinese New Year Fireworks Explode Over Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong SAR. Photo Credit: N. McGee

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